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Scientific community/Science policy

With a $2 million matching gift to support fellows on Capitol Hill, Joan and Irwin Jacobs seek to boost lawmakers’ access to scientific knowledge.

Two 2020-2021 fellows reflect on their new responsibilities and what they hope to gain from the fellowship experience.

The devastating effects of the coronavirus pandemic have served as a wake-up call to the scientific community, offering it the opportunity to emerge more effective at addressing society’s most pressing needs.

Though the AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships are now in their 48th year, the recent confluence of nationwide crises makes this a unique time for the program.